Create the Perfect Fall Entryway
Update your home this fall so you can stay up to date and festive! While most of the focus is placed on preparing the dining room and living spaces for guests, it is essential to not forget the entryway when updating for the season. The front door is the first thing that people will see upon arriving, so why not make it as warm and inviting as the rest of your home?
Bring a bit of color to the space with some beautiful fall flowers. Mums, aster, and pansies are bright flowers that will endure the fall chill. Incorporating pumpkins, ornamental kale, and gourds to the outdoor entryway is another great way to bring color to the front steps and are perfect for the fall weather! Creating a mix of flowers and pumpkins is the perfect way to make a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. For my entryway I used bright yellow mums and a combination of pumpkins and squash. I tried to mix up the colors by using white pumpkins and sweet dumpling squash. By getting a variety of shapes and sizes of pumpkins and gourds you can create added interest to your entryway.
To complete the entryway, consider adding a fun decorated wreath to the front door. Simply buy a plain wreath and add subtle fall touches such as maple leafs, or fall flowers, or make a wreath of your own! For this wreath I used a plain grapevine wreath and wrapped part of it in burlap. Then I used fake leaves and flowers to add some color along one side and to top it all off I added a lovely burlap bow. Including a decorated wreath is a great way to create variation in the entryway design and allows for pieces to be interchanged as the season progresses. If you want more fall wreath ideas check out our fall floral wreath blog! Don’t forget to add a entryway mat and rug pad to prevent feet from tracking in dirt and mud.
After finishing the outside try moving your look inside to complete this fun and festive look! When setting up the front entrance it is crucial to consider the weather that comes along with the holiday season. To protect the front room from dirty and wet shoes consider including an area rug that is easy to clean and a rug pad to make sure your rug doesn’t move around. Also, strategically position a coat rack or umbrella stand closer to the door so that guests can remove their wet gear before entering the rest of the house. It is important to include a pair of chairs or a bench for the entryway. This creates a space for guests to remove their shoes without making a mess of the floors. If you have a foyer table, fall is the perfect time to create a warm inviting atmosphere with a beautiful fall foliage centerpiece! Consider adding a large vase of fall flowers as a lovely focal point for the foyer table, it is an excellent way to bring all the outdoor fall colors into your home. Using a bright bouquet of fall flowers in the entryway design is a great way to incorporate fall design without going overboard.
With the arrival of the holiday season comes the ideal opportunity to revamp your home’s style. Before guests arrive be sure to create an inviting space for all to enjoy. One of the best ways to do this is by adding simple fall touches to the front of the house. By taking into account these simple tips you can create a warm entryway space that everyone will love!